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EdD Administration and Supervision with Principal Endorsement (Lake County)

Designed by Loyola’s School of Education faculty along with community partners, the Ed.D. in Administration & Supervision with Principal Endorsement ensures all candidates acquire the skills necessary to be an effective, social justice oriented, school principal. Through focused, in-depth coursework, candidates gain skills, perspectives, and knowledge for immediate application towards positively transforming schools, and improving student performance. From day one, our cohort-only program features an intensive coaching model. As former school leaders with a history of transformative leadership in their schools and districts, our Coaches support and guide candidates throughout the entirety of their program.

  • Fast career advancement
  • Learn from the best, transformative leaders in local schools & districts
  • Gain immediately applicable skills
  • Complete the program in four (4) years
  • Strong mentoring, coaching throughout entire program of study and job placement
  • Lifetime of relationships with a network of Loyola’s School of Education
  • Rolling admissions

 

  • 48 semester hours of completed coursework + 24 transfer hours from Master’s degree = 72 CR HRS
  • Successful completion of Capstone Project under the supervision of Full-time ADSU Faculty
  • Two semesters of internship experience
  • Earn ISBE Principal Endorsement
  • Must be a practicing teacher or administrator with at least two years of work experience in your field
  • Must be continuously enrolled in program
  • Classes meet at Loyola’s Cuneo Campus on Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30pm-8pm or on Saturdays 9am-4pm (5 times per semester)

Time to Completion:

Most students in the Administration & Supervision programs take two courses per semester and are able to complete the required coursework in less than three years (including summer enrollment). The length of time for the Capstone Project depends upon the topic and the diligence of the student. Candidates for the Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) have a maximum of 7 years to complete the degree.

If students are unable to work on the degree for a period of more than one semester, they should request an official leave of absence from the program. Students who need more time to complete the degree must file for an official extension of time; the student's advisor will then recommend either a leave of absence or an extension.

Please NOTE: Students must have a Master’s degree and hold an IL PEL to pursue the EdD with a Principal Endorsement:  School Leadership: Equity, Access, Improvement and Inquiry Studies

 

Rolling Admissions Deadline date for FALL of 2019:  June 28, 2019

 

Requirements for Admission:

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Official Transcripts

You may submit your application form online.

 

Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. PROOF OF A MASTERS DEGREE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PATHWAY. To be eligible for admission in the Ed.D. Program, your transcript must show an earned master's degree. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Conditional admission may be offered based on an applicant submitting unofficial transcripts and submitting all other required materials. Conditional admission allows for enrollment for up to two courses in the first term. Registration and enrollment for subsequent terms will require submission of final official college transcripts with degree conferred

 

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate and graduate GPAs are below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

 

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    If you supply your recommender's email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:
  • A Personal Statement
    Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your: Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals; Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice. Describe how you have demonstrated transformational leadership throughout your P-12 experience.

 

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We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. One letter from current principal or supervisor.

 

  • A Personal Statement
    Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your: Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals; Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice. Describe how you have demonstrated transformational leadership throughout your P-12 experience.
  • Illinois Teaching License
    Proof of a Professional Educator License should be submitted. At least two years of teaching or school support personnel experience (serving as a school counselor, school psychologist, speech pathologist (non-teaching), school nurse, or school marriage and family counselor).
  • Resume
    A current resume that highlights work experience relevant to your professional goals and indicates a current teaching position in an appropriate school for the cohort to which you are applying with the teaching experience* on a teaching license or school personnel license.
    * Cuneo Cohort: at least two years of experience
       Lake County Cohort: at least two years of experience

 

Continuous Enrollment: Doctoral students in Administration & Supervision are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that students complete the cohort in the course sequence and time frame as defined. A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services

 

Illinois Licensure Requirements: Candidates in all programs leading to Illinois licensure are required to pass an Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), the appropriate endorsement exam, and a State Criminal Background Check.

 

Degree Conferral: While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:

  • August 1 for December conferral
  • December 1 for May conferral

Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.

First Year

SEMESTER

COURSES

CREDIT HRS

Fall

ELPS 481: Mission Driven Leadership for Principals

ELPS 474: Development and Implementation of Curriculum and Instruction for Principals

3

 

3

Spring

ELPS 480: Residency Seminar (No Credit)

ELPS 482: School Supervision for Principals

ELPS 483: Human Resources for Principals

 

3

3

Summer I

ELPS 484: School Law, Policy and Community

3

Summer II

ELPS 406: Foundations Using Data for Continuous Improvement

3

 

Second Year

SEMESTER

COURSES

CREDIT HRS

Fall

ELPS 471: MTSS for Instructional Leaders

RMTD 420 – Ed Research I: Qualitative Research Methods

 

3

3

Spring

ELPS 461 -  Issues in School Law

Foundations

RMTD 421: Ed Research II: Quantitative Methods

 

 

3

3

Summer I

ELPS 408: Leading for Diversity

 

3

Summer II

ELPS 465: Instructional Leadership: Cultural Context for Informed Decision Making  OPTION to study abroad

3

 

Based on the revised ISBE Principal Internships requirements, the internship will be taken twice at the end of the required courses for the Superintendent Endorsement.

 

Third Year

SEMESTER

COURSES

CREDIT HRS

Fall

CIEP 488 - Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning

ELPS 566 – Principal Internship One

3

3

Spring

RMTD 406 - Program Evaluation

ELPS 568 – Principal Internship Two

 

3

3

Summer I

ELPS 620 Capstone Research

 

3

Summer II

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone

3

 

Fourth Year

SEMESTER

COURSES

Fall

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

Spring

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

Summer I

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

Summer II

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

 

EdD with Principal Endorsement Program: 72 credit hours required for program completion in School Leadership: Equity, Access, Improvement and Inquiry Studies.

24 transfer credits from conferred master’s degree coursework +33 hours of Principal Endorsement courses (11 courses) + 15 hours of Research Courses (5 courses) are required for a total of 72 credit hours for program completion.

24           Transfer Credit Hours from previous graduate study

+ 33        LUC earned Credit Hours of Principal Prep Endorsement Courses

+ 15        LUC earned Credit Hours of Research Courses

72           TOTAL Credit Hours for an Ed.D. in ADSU w Principal Preparation

Students with two (2) to four (4) years of teacher or school personnel experience and who possess an Illinois PEL can complete Loyola's recommended program and meet the academic aspects of licensure requirements for the principal endorsement in the State of Illinois. Successful completion of the required licensure examinations is required.

 

Apply for state licensure here.

 

For detailed information, visit the Office of the Bursar's Tuition & Fees page for the Graduate School of Education.

 

For additional information on billing, payment, and policies, please visit the Office of the Bursar. For information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit Loyola's Financial Aid Office and Financial Assistance through the School of Education.

Where are LUC Alumni?

 

 

AlumniPositionEmployer
Sandra Arreguin  Assistant Superintendent  Niles Township District 219
Carmen Ayala Superintendent Berwyn North School District 98
Ed Condon Superintendent River Forest School District 90
Alexandra Escobar Assistant Superintendent Berwyn North School District 98
Dale Fisher Assistant Superintendent Deerfield Public Schools Disctict 109
LeViis Haney Principal Chicago Public Schools
Crystal Leroy Superintendent Kenilworth District 38
Michael Lubelfeld Superintendent North Shore School District 112
Anthony McConnell Superintendent Deerfield Public Schools Districk 109
Paul McDermott Superintendent Forest Ridge School District 212
Nick Polyak Superintendent Leyden High School District 212
Kevin Rubenstein Director of Student Services Lake Bluff School District 65
Johnnie Thomas Superintendent Rich Township School District 227
Scott Tingley Superintendent Lincoln-Way School District 210
Eric Twadell Superintendent Stevenson High School District 125
Scott Warren Superintendent Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103
Brian K. Wegley Superintendent Northbrook/Glenview District 30
Cindy Whittaker Superintendent Fairview South School District 72

NOTE: 100% of our ALUMNI pass the content Exam for ISBE Licensure for Principal Prep.  Our students find jobs in Illinois because they are ready for the positions they are seeking.